Where: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA

When: Monday, December 14th @ 12:00pm

by Anna Thommen

Join the California Film Institute for a free screening of Neuland, followed by a discussion with Avantika Shastri, Legal Director of the San Francisco Immigrant Defense Collaborative at the Bar Association of San Francisco. For more information, visit http://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/.

About the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center at the California Film Institute : The Smith Rafael Film Center is an art deco movie theater focusing on independent, foreign, classic and documentary films. This theater is run by the California Film Institute (CFI), a film school for the San Francisco area. CFI Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving 6,500 young people and hundreds of educators, adults and families since 1986. The California Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

About the Bar Association of San Francisco: The Bar Association of San Francisco champions equal access to justice and promotes humanity, excellence, and diversity in the legal profession. By provide legal services to disadvantaged and underserved individuals in San Francisco, they create opportunities for legal service in the community and encourage participation by their members. They cultivate diversity and equality in the legal profession, provide a collective voice for public advocacy, and pioneer constructive change in society.

Neuland Conversation Starter: Mr. Zingg encourages Nazlije Aliji to become a teacher, but at some point he realizes that she doesn’t have the requisite school experience, so he steers her to a health aide job. Learning a new language isn’t the only challenge. Many of the immigrants have had their educations disrupted or have had only limited access to school. How does this compare to immigrants you have met? What role does access to education play in future success, regardless of where one ends up living?

For more prompts for discussion, download the Neuland Discussion Guide.

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.